The 2024 Christmas Group Build

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The First Annual Hobby Link International Christmas Group Build: Unleash Your Creativity!

Introduction:
‘Tis the season for creativity, camaraderie, and Christmas cheer! The first annual Hobby Link International Christmas Group Build is here, and we invite modelers, builders, and enthusiasts from all walks of life to join us in this festive endeavor. Let’s dive into the rules and details of this exciting holiday-themed challenge.

1. **New Kits Only:**
To ensure a level playing field, participants must enter a brand-new kit. Previously started projects will not be allowed in the group build. This rule aims to get everyone started on the same foot, fostering a sense of shared excitement and challenge.

2. **Defining a Build:**
A build can take various forms – be it a kit, 3D printed creation, or scratch-built masterpiece. However, merely assembling or printing out a file is not sufficient. A genuine build involves hands-on work such as sanding, filling, gluing, painting, and more. Models or prints left untouched will not be accepted.

3. **From the Christmas Season:**
Your build must be inspired by the Spirit Of Christmas. Whether it’s a figure, diorama, a Christmas Special from television, or any other creation, as long as it is from the Christmas Season, it’s eligible. Uncertain if your idea fits? Reach out to us at hobbylinkinternational@gmail.com for assistance.

4. **Diverse Options:**
Embrace diversity in your build – any scale, manufacturer, material, scratch build, or 3D print is welcome, as long as it relates to the Christmas Season. Let your imagination run wild!

5. **Showcased on Hobby Link International:**
Each completed build will be featured in an article on Hobby Link International’s main site. Share your work with the modeling community, gaining recognition for your creative endeavors.

6. **Community Engagement:**
While HLI Community membership is not mandatory, we encourage you to join and share your build progress with the community. The more, the merrier!

7. **Live YouTube Stream:**
A live YouTube stream will be organized to showcase everyone’s hard work. The date for this exciting event will be announced as we approach the end of the build. Stay tuned for an unforgettable display of creativity!

Photo Entries for Articles and the Live Show:

8. **Submission Guidelines:**
To have your build featured on the main site and in the live stream, adhere to these guidelines:
– Submit 5 to 15 pictures of your build.
– Ensure a clean background for optimal viewing.
– Number order your pictures in a three-digit format.
– Submit pictures to hobbylinkinternational@gmail.com or our Dropbox.
– Alternatively, post your completed builds on the HLI Community Annual Group Build Showcase.

9. **File Size Considerations:**
For efficiency, please reduce the file size of your pictures to 1MB if possible. This helps save space on our servers.

The Most Important Rule of All:

10. **Have Fun and Enjoy Your Build!**
Above all, cherish the joy of creativity. We love witnessing your work, and we hope you relish every moment of this group build.

Dates:

11. **Build Period:**
– Begins: January 1, 2024
– Ends: December 22, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST
– Submit all pictures and write-ups by this deadline.

12. **Live Show:**
– Scheduled for December 2024

Closing Thoughts:

Let the glue, paint, and holiday spirit flow as we embark on this thrilling Christmas Group Build adventure. Capture the magic of your creations, share your journey, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Remember, it’s not just about the build; it’s about the joy it brings. Happy building, and may your Christmas creations be truly spectacular! 🎄🛠️

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